Edition 59 - March 2006

News from ACA

SIU: Norad Fellowship Programme changes name and focus

The Norad Fellowship Programme (NFP), which has existed for 40 years, is being replaced by the Norwe... (+more)

Next ACA events

The full programme for the forthcoming ACA European Policy Seminar “Cooperation in higher educat... (+more)

ACA-ASEF project: First phase completed

ACA has just completed the first phase of a project in cooperation with the International Associatio... (+more)

Staff changes in the ACA Secretariat

The ACA Secretariat is happy to announce a new member of staff at the Brussels office: Mihaela Ostaf... (+more)

OSI-ACA seminar in Tbilisi trains educational advisors from the Caucasus and Central Asia

ACA staff has lead the first training seminar organised in the context of the Erasmus Mundus project... (+more)

European Policy

Spring Council Meeting Conclusions

On 23/24 March, heads of state and government of EU member states met for the spring meeting of the ... (+more)

Erasmus keeps growing

The Erasmus Programme is still growing, according to statistics on the academic year 2004/04 now rel... (+more)

ESN survey results: Students express their view on studying abroad

92% of students would recommend studying abroad to their friends. This is one of the findings f... (+more)

New EU reference document: Overview of EU education policy since 2000

The European Commission has just published a practical and useful reference document, "Educatio... (+more)

New EU-US cooperation programme

Since 1995, the European Union and the United States of America have been operating the EU-US Cooper... (+more)

European Commission supports Belarusian university in exile

The difficult political situation of Belarus has put the country in the spotlight of the internation... (+more)

Now online: EU contribution to Bologna / Parliament and Council recommendations on European cooperation in quality assurance

The ACA Newsletter of January announced and summarized a paper outlining the European Commissions co... (+more)

National Education and the Global Context

Chinese-Italian virtual university kicks off

A new academic project between China and Italy is becoming reality as of September 2006. Following t... (+more)

How to alleviate poverty in Africa? Invest in higher education, says World Bank-supported report

Investing in higher education is paramount to Africa’s development, concludes a study on higher ed... (+more)

France: Students and trade unions united against first-employment contract

Approximately two thirds of France's universities ceased their activities for several days following... (+more)

Lisbon Council report on shortcomings of European education

In March, the Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness, a Brussels-based not-for-profit policy ne... (+more)

UK: Increase in overseas students for year 2004/05

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) has released its latest statistics on higher education... (+more)

German Rectors' Conference has a new President

The German Rectors’ Conference has a new president. Professor Dr Margret Wintermantel was elected ... (+more)

Flanders: Protests over change in higher education funding

The Flemish government is planning to introduce a new system of funding for higher education. If ado... (+more)

Council on Globalisation's reccommendations on how to internationalise Danish higher education system

The Danish Council on Globalisation has just published a report containing over 330 suggestions on h... (+more)

Public Tenders and Calls for Proposals in the EU

Grants for dissemination activities from Socrates projects

The aim of this call for proposals is to award grants for activities to promote the dissemination of... (+more)

Open tender on evaluation services and support for impact assessment

Assignments organised under the framework programme will cover a) various types of study and other s... (+more)

Still time: Previous calls from the February Newsletter

Erasmus Mundus: Call for proposals relating to the academic year 2007/2008 (Actions 1, 2 and 3) and ... (+more)

B-Brussels: Education services

European Commission, Directorate for Health and Consumer protection. Framework contract concerning ... (+more)

Call for proposals on digital literacy and virtual campuses

This call aims to address three of the four areas of intervention of the eLearning Programme: Promot... (+more)

Publications

English Next: Why Global English may mean the end of "English as a Foreign Language"

English Next: Why Global English may mean the end of "English as a Foreign Language", Davi... (+more)

Internationalisation in higher education - European responses to the global perspective

Internationalisation in higher education - European responses to the global perspective, ed. Barbara... (+more)

Personalising Education

Personalising Education, OECD Schooling for Tomorrow series, ISBN 9264036598 There is a growing awa... (+more)

OECD Factbook 2006

The OECD Factbook provides a global overview of world economic, social and environmental trends. Two... (+more)

Conferences

Upcoming Conferences April-November 2006

30 March-1 April 2006EUA's Spring Conference: "Funding Strong Universities: Diversification, St... (+more)